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Riddick Bowe

Day In Sun Nearing For Class of 2015

For boxers Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, “Prince” Naseem Hamed, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Yoko “Fierce Eagle” Gushiken; manager Rafael Mendoza, referee Steve Smoger, journalist Nigel Collinsand broadcaster Jim Lampley, their day in the sun is rapidly approaching. On Sunday, June 14th they will join boxing’s immortals when they are officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Continue reading

Riddick Bowe, Naseem Hamed & Ray Mancini Elected To Boxing Hall Of Fame

Yoko Gushiken, Rafael Mendoza, Steve Smoger, Nigel Collins and Jim Lampley also enter Hall of Fame

The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living inductees include heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, featherweight champion “Prince” Naseem Hamed and lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the Modern category; light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken in the Old-Timer category; booking agent / manager Rafael Mendoza and referee Steve Smoger in the Non-Participant category; and editor / journalist Nigel Collins and broadcaster Jim Lampley in the Observer category. Continue reading

Riddick Bowe to make wrestling debut for UK based Preston City Wrestling

By Steven Fludder – The UK based wrestling promotion Preston City Wrestling announced today that former Undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe will make his wrestling debut for PCW in 2014. Company officials have exchanged contracts with Mr Bowe’s representatives for a bout to take place on 1st March 2014. Preston City Wrestling (PCW) officials expect this to raise the company’s profile and widen its fan base by appealing to both boxing and wrestling audiences. In addition to wrestling on the 1st March 2014 Mr Bowe will also appear 28th February 2014 for a final contract signing, with his soon to be announced opponent. Continue reading

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights”: Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield III

Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s “Friday Night Fights,” hosted by John Duddy and Mark Breland: Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield III (4/11/95).

The third fight of an epic trilogy between Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield, this rubber match featured two events that had never happened before. In the sixth round, Holyfield tagged Bowe on the chin with a left hook and knocked the big man down for the first time in his professional career. Bowe regained his composure and two rounds later sent Holyfield to the mat. Although Holyfield got back on his feet under the ten count, Bowe sent him right back down with two rights to the head and the fight was stopped – a first for Holyfield. Continue reading

Holyfield vs. Bowe Tonight on MSG’s Friday Night Fights

holyfield3423Tonight at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Network’s Friday Night Fights, hosted by John Duddy and Mark Breland: Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe (11/13/92).

This classic first bout between Holyfield and Bowe featured one of the greatest single rounds of all-time. In the 10th Round, Bowe sent a flurry of punches at Holyfield and then stunned him with a right uppercut that looked like it was going to end the fight, but Holyfield weathered the storm and by the end of the round had an exhausted Bowe reeling. Bowe would hold on for the last two rounds to take the unanimous decision.

Breland, who grew up with Bowe in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, notes that Bowe was labeled as slow and lazy as a kid, but proved everyone wrong by becoming a Golden Gloves, Olympic and, after this fight, a World Heavyweight Champion. Continue reading

Riddick Bowe To Fight Muay Thai in Thailand

Kokiet Group Co., Ltd. and Golden Glove Intergroup Co. Ltd. present Muay Thai at its finest when former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion RIDDICK “BIG DADDY” BOWE known in Thailand as “BOWE THAI” returns to the ring competing against LEVGEN GOLOVIN of Russia for the WBC & WMC Muay Thai Super Heavyweight Championships on May 13, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading

Iceman John Scully: “I think Riddick Bowe potentially could have been one of the best heavyweight champions ever”

Exclusive Interview by Geoffrey Ciani – I was recently afforded the opportunity to have a very nice discussion with ‘Iceman’ John Scully. As a professional boxer, Scully posted a record of 38-11 with 21 wins coming by way of knockout during a career that spanned from 1988-2001. Scully shared his views on many of his contemporaries, including some of the biggest names in boxing from his era, including: Roy Jones Junior, Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, George Foreman, Julio Cesar Chavez, Hector Camacho, Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, and more! Here is a complete transcript from that interview.

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GEOFFREY CIANI: Hello everyone. This is Geoffrey Ciani from East Side Boxing and I am joined by trainer Iceman John Scully. How’s everything going today, John?

JOHN SCULLY: Everything is spectacular. I’m very happy to be here with you. Continue reading